The Family Room Blog

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Enhancing Cultural Competence and Improving Our Understanding of the Diverse Populations We Serve

New brief highlights particular strategies for enhancing cultural responsiveness with Hispanic communities.

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Do You Live in a Food Desert?

Food deserts often overlap with low-income and racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods, putting this segment of the population at higher risk for adverse health outcomes,

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Innovative Approaches to Financial Capability in Arizona

Assets for Independence grantee creates ladders of opportunity for many first-generation college students.

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Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services Want Ideas on How to Better Prepare Our Workforce

Joint analysis of information to help improve quality of career pathways systems.

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Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference

Registration for 2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference Open

Free conference will be held May 28-30, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Deadline to register is May 9.

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"I Want to be a Dinosaur"

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow writes about the great work being done in Baltimore to help the homeless. 

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ACF Regional Administrators Tom Sullivan and Nancy Thoma Groetken attend a HHS Tribal Consultation in Denver.

Tribal Leaders Meet in Denver to Discuss Realities of Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking is happening in the United States, and it is happening in Indian Country.

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Disposing of Those Old Medications in Your Cabinet Could Save Your Life

April 26 is the National Take-Back Initiative - turn in your unwanted prescription medications for safe and proper disposal.

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Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! Celebrate Your Child's Milestones

Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month: Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

The Departments of Health and Human Services and Education have partnered to launch a coordinated effort to encourage developmental and behavioral screening and support for children, families and the providers who care for them. 

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40 Years of CAPTA Featured in New Online Publication

The publication combines historical source materials with contemporary reflections on the impact of the legislation.

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